Friday, February 15, 2013

The Superior Spider-Man in "Too Many Body-Swaps!" - J.D. Coughlan


In the style of the Silver Age.

Panel 1: Full-page spread. An evil villain lair. Assembled are, our hero-villain, SSM, of course, as well as (in appearance, at least) Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, and Hawkeye. For simplicity's sake, each character will be referred to by who they look like. Thor is admiring his body, Captain America flamboyantly gestures, Iron Man stands with fists on hips, Spider-Man clutches his head in annoyance, and Hawkeye raises a finger, as if to ask a question.

THOR: I must say, Dr. Octopus, you may finally have had a good idea! Taking control of my brother's body -- why didn't I think of it first?

CPT. AMERICA: Bah! I, the Red Skull, have been possessing the bodies of others for decades, Loki! 'Tis a mere trifle to me!

IRON MAN: Doom concurs; this is but a trivial advantage. What are we supposed to accomplish now?

SPIDER-MAN: No, no, no, no, no! You're all ruining my fun!

HAWKEYE: Um, I actually am Hawkeye, so...

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7 comments:

  1. I love how you didn't go overkill or get overly complicated with this idea. It's just so simply done and so much better for having simplified it. :^)

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  2. I really like the idea. The perfect mix of fun and comic book craziness. However, the best part is Hawkeye's line at the end. Genius.

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    1. Does Hawkeye even have any enemies with the ability/vision to pull off such a stunt? :^b

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  3. HA!!

    This put a big smile on my eek this morning. Thanks.

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  4. Damn such a great concept played out perfectly in one page. I love that you keep it simply and let the dialogue get the joke across its funny enough to work without the Hawkeye line but that just lifts it to even greater heights. Great page man.

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